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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2729659
(54) English Title: CONVERSION OF GLYCEROL TO NAPHTHA-RANGE OXYGENATES
(54) French Title: CONVERSION DU GLYCEROL EN COMPOSES OXYGENES DE TYPE NAPHTA
Status: Deemed expired
Bibliographic Data
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • C07C 41/09 (2006.01)
  • C07C 41/01 (2006.01)
  • C07C 43/10 (2006.01)
  • C07C 43/13 (2006.01)
  • C07C 43/15 (2006.01)
  • C10L 1/185 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors :
  • IKURA, MICHIO (Canada)
(73) Owners :
  • HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA AS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA (Canada)
(71) Applicants :
  • HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA AS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA (Canada)
(74) Agent: KIRBY EADES GALE BAKER
(74) Associate agent:
(45) Issued: 2015-11-24
(86) PCT Filing Date: 2008-07-16
(87) Open to Public Inspection: 2010-01-21
Examination requested: 2013-01-09
Availability of licence: N/A
(25) Language of filing: English

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT): Yes
(86) PCT Filing Number: PCT/CA2008/001309
(87) International Publication Number: WO2010/006402
(85) National Entry: 2010-12-30

(30) Application Priority Data: None

Abstracts

English Abstract


The invention provides a method of converting glycerol to oxygenates (i.e.
one or more oxygen-containing hydrocarbons) of lower boiling point than
glycerol
itself. The method involves reaction of glycerol with an alcohol under reduced

pressure at a reaction temperature in a range of 150 to 300°C in the
presence of an
oxygenation (solid acid) catalyst. The reaction product contains volatile
oxygenates
that may be used as fuels or fuel additives.

French Abstract

L'invention porte sur un procédé de conversion du glycérol en composés oxygénés (c'est-à-dire en un ou en plusieurs hydrocarbures contenant de l'oxygène) dont le point d'ébullition est inférieur à celui du glycérol lui-même. Le procédé fait intervenir la réaction du glycérol avec un alcool sous pression réduite à une température de réaction dans une plage allant de 150 à 300°C en présence d'un catalyseur d'oxygénation (acide solide). Le produit réactionnel contient des composés oxygénés volatils qui peuvent être utilisés comme carburants ou additifs de carburant.
Claims

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CLAIMS:
1. A method of converting glycerol to one or more oxygenates of lower
boiling
point than glycerol, which comprises reacting glycerol with a C1-C4 alcohol in
the
vapor phase under reduced pressure at a reaction temperature in a range of 150
to
300°C in the presence of a solid acidic catalyst.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein said glycerol is a purified by-product
from
trans-esterification of triglycerides with alcohol.
3. The method of claim 2, wherein said by-product is purified by vacuum
distillation.
4. The method of any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein said reduced pressure is
2.2
psia (115mm Hg) or less.
5. The method of any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein said reduced pressure is
0.2
psia (11mm Hg) or less.
6. The method of any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein said reaction
temperature is
within a range of 200 to 300°C.
7. The method of any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein said C1-C4 alcohol is
selected from the group consisting of methanol, ethanol, propanol, butanol and

mixtures of any two or more thereof.
8. The method of any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein said C1-C4 alcohol is
methanol.
9. The method of any one of claims 1 to 8, wherein said catalyst is a
superacid
catalyst.

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10. The method of claim 9, wherein said superacid catalyst is selected from
the
group consisting of zirconium sulphate on titanium oxide (TiO2/Zr(SO4)2),
sulphated
tin oxide (SnO2/SO4 2-) and sulphated zirconium hydroxide (ZrO2/ SO4 2-).
11. The method of claim 9, wherein said solid acid catalyst is produced by
calcining sulphated zirconium hydroxide to form a ZrO2/SO4 2- superacid
catalyst.
12. The method of any one of claims 1 to 11, wherein said reacting of said
glycerol and said C1-C4 alcohol produces a reaction product containing water,
and
said water is removed from the reaction product.
13. The method of any one of claims 1 to 12, wherein said C1-C4 alcohol is
used
in a weight excess of 4:1 relative to said glycerol.
14. The method of any one of claims 1 to 13, wherein said reaction is
carried out
for a reaction time of 5 to 50 minutes.
15. The method of any one of claims 1 to 14, carried out in a manner to
produce
an oxygenated hydrocarbon product having an initial boiling point at
atmospheric
pressure of 250°C or less.
16. The method of any one of claims 1 to 15, carried out in a manner to
produce
an oxygenated hydrocarbon product having a boiling point at atmospheric
pressure in
a range of 38°C to 221°C.
17. The method of any one of claims 1 to 16, carried out in a manner to
produce
an oxygenated hydrocarbon product containing at least one compound selected
from
the group consisting of 3-methoxy 1-propene, acrolein dimethyl acetal, 1,3-
trimethoxypropane and 1,3-dimethoxy 2-propanol.

Description

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CONVERSION OF GLYCEROL TO NAPHTHA-RANGE OXYGENATES
TECHNICAL FIELD
This invention relates to the conversion of glycerol to products of commercial
utility. More particularly, the invention relates to methods of conversion
that
produce fuels and, especially, fuel additives.
BACKGROUND ART
Bio-diesel production by the trans-esterification of triglycerides with
alcohol
produces glycerol (1,2,3-propane triol) as a by-product. Triglycerides
commonly
used for the process include animal fats and vegetable oils, such as canola
oil and
soybean oil. Bio-diesel production has been increasing worldwide but glycerol
utilization and processing is lagging. Glycerol can be processed to high value

products such as medicinal grade glycerine and animal feeds. However, such
uses
of and markets for glycerol are well established and well supplied, so the
continued
production of glycerol as a by-product of bio-diesel production would have a
major
effect on the price stability of glycerol markets. Moreover, the glycerol
produced as
a by-product of bio-diesel production is generally impure, which further
reduces its
commercial value. It is therefore desirable to develop new products from
glycerol
that have value in other markets.
Fuels of all kinds, and particularly those for internal combustion engines,
are
in increasingly high demand nowadays, so it would be desirable to utilize
glycerol or
its products as a fuel or fuel additive. While glycerol may be co-combusted
with
biomass as a fuel extender for boilers and heaters, it is not itself suitable
for use with
internal combustion engines. For instance, unlike gasoline, glycerol does not
evaporate into an engine head under slight suction, making it unusable as a
gasoline
additive. Further, glycerol cannot be mixed with diesel fuel due to its high
polarity;
when the mixing of the two is attempted, glycerol separates from the diesel
and
settles as a lower layer. Glycerol may act as a surfactant when mixed with bio-
diesel
and water to produce relatively stable water-in-biodiesel emulsions. However,
when
such emulsions are combusted in a diesel engine, acrolein levels in the
exhaust
become unacceptably high when the amount of glycerol in the fuel is higher
than 0.5
vol.% (see Hamasaki, K., Kinoshita, E., Tajima, H., Takasaki, K., Morita, D.,
RECTIFIED SHEET (RULE 91)

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"Combustion Characteristics of Diesel Engines with Waste Vegetable Oil Methyl
Esters", The Fifth International Symposium on Diagnostics of Combustion in
Internal Combustion Engines (COMODIA 2001), July 1-4, 2001, Nagoya, Japan).
There is therefore a need for new products from glycerol that have
commercial value, especially as fuels or fuel additives.
DISCLOSURE OF THE INVENTION
According to one exemplary embodiment of the invention, there is provided a
method of converting glycerol to one or more oxygenates of lower boiling point
than
glycerol, which comprises reacting glycerol with a CI-CI alcohol in the vapor
phase
under reduced pressure at a reaction temperature in a range of 150 to 300 C in
the
presence of a solid acidic catalyst.
The term "lower alcohol" means an alcohol having from one to four carbon
atoms.
Another exemplary embodiment of the invention provides oxygenates
produced by the above method, and fuel additives for gasoline containing the
oxygenates.
The term "oxygenates" is generally understood to mean oxygenated chemical
compounds that contain oxygen as a part of their chemical structure, and, most
preferably in the context of this invention, oxygenated hydrocarbons that
contain
only carbon, hydrogen and oxygen). The term may be referred to oxygenated
fuels
and more especially oxygenated fuel additives. Oxygenates are often employed
as
gasoline additives to reduce levels of carbon monoxide that is created during
the
burning of the gasoline. The use of oxygenates is explained more fully, for
example,
in an article by M.A. Mays, "The use of Oxygenated Hydrocarbons in Gasoline
and
Their Contribution to Reducing Urban Air Pollution", Pure & Appl.Chem. Vol 61,

No. 8, pp. 1373-1378, 1989, and also in U.S. Patent 6,623,535 issued on
September
23, 2003 to Horst Kief.

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
The present invention will now be described in further detail with reference
to
the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a diagram illustrating apparatus suitable for carrying out an
exemplary embodiment of the method of the invention.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE EXEMPLARY EMBODIMENTS
Exemplary embodiments of the invention provide methods of converting
glycerol to products that have value as fuels and, especially, fuel additives.
A
preferred exemplary embodiment involves reacting glycerol with one or more
lower
alcohols under conditions that produce volatile oxygenates, particularly those
having
boiling points lower than glycerol itself, i.e. lower than 290 C at
atmospheric
pressure. Ideally, the products have boiling points within or near the naphtha
range,
e.g. from about 38 C to about 250 C, more preferably within the range of about
149 C to 221 C, and ideally below 204 C. Initial boiling points (IBPs) of
about
165 C and below are preferably targeted.
The conversion reaction is carried out entirely in the gaseous phase, and
reduced pressure is generally required to vaporize the reactants (both
glycerol and the
alcohol) at a suitable reaction temperature. The actual reduced pressure that
is
required depends on the desired reaction temperature and, to some extent on
the
reactants (e.g. the alcohol selected for reaction). In general, a reaction
temperature in
the range of 150 to 300 C is employed, and more preferably 200 to 250 C. The
pressure is normally kept below about 2.2 psia (115 mm I Ig). For example, the
pressure may be below about 0.2 psia (11mm 14g) when the reaction temperature
is
about 200 C, and below about 2.2 psia (115 mm Hg) when the reaction
temperature
is about 250 C. As an example, when glycerol is reacted with methanol at a
temperature in the range of 200 to 250 C, a pressure of 0.1 psia (5mm Hg) or
less is
generally required to ensure that both reactants are in the vapor phase.
The reaction is carried out over a solid acidic catalyst, preferably a solid
superacid catalyst, such as zirconium sulphate on titanium oxide
(TiO/Zr(SO4)2),
sulphated tin oxide (SnO2/S042-). or sulphated zirconium oxide (ZrO2/ S042-).
Such

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catalysts may be produced, for example, by calcining sulphated zirconium
hydroxide
to form a Zr02/S042- superacid catalyst.
It is preferable to use the catalyst as solid extrudates rather than fine
particles in order to reduce the pressure drop within the reactor. When a fine
power is
used, it may sometimes not be possible to create a sufficiently high vacuum in
the
reactor, somewhat depending on the dimensions of the reactor. An extrudate
sized to
produce a predetermined pressure drop for a given reactor (e.g. an elongated
tubular
reactor) is preferably employed.
The alcohol used as a feedstock is most preferably methanol, but may be
ethanol, propanol or butanol. The propanol and butanol may be either straight
chained or branched. If alcohols other than methanol are employed, the
majority of
the resulting oxygenates will be slightly heavier than those obtained with
methanol
due to the increased carbon number of these reactants, but products useful as
fuels
and fuel additives are still produced. A mixture of two or more alcohols may
be used
as a feedstock, if desired, but no significant advantage is thereby obtained.
The
alcohol is normally present in weight excess, e.g. preferably a ratio of at
least 2:1 by
weight, and more preferably up to about 4:1 by weight. The alcohols may be
obtained from common commercial sources and may be of plant origin.
Glycerol from any source may be employed as a feedstock, but it is preferred
to use glycerol produced as a by-product of the trans-esterification of
triglycerides
due to the economic incentive mentioned above. The glycerol must be free or
substantially free of inorganics (e.g. metal atoms or ions) as they tend to
foul the
catalyst surface and may result in catalyst deactivation. Glycerol obtained as
by-
products of commercial trans-esterification are normally contaminated with a
catalyst
(KOH, NaOH, CH3ONa - sodium methoxide, etc.) and methanol. Such feedstocks
should first be purified, e.g. by vacuum distillation.
Reaction times are decided with a view to converting as much of the glycerol
to oxygenates as possible. In practice, reaction times (reaction residence
times) are
preferably in the range of 5 ¨ 50 minutes. and are often 10 minutes or less.
Under vapor phase conditions, glycerol conversion proceeds very rapidly and
fairly selectively to produce mostly light oxygenates (normally mixtures of
ethers,
esters, aldehydes and ketones). Glycerol is a triol and can react with
alcohols under

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the reaction conditions in various ways, e.g. by esterification.
etherification
(alkylation), etc. The reaction products may include, for example, water and
light
oxygenates such as, for example:
3-methoxy 1-propene [CH3CII=CHOCH3. b.p. 35 C],
acrolein dimethyl acetal C=CHCH(OCH3)7, b.p. 90 C],
1,3-trimethoxypropane KI-130)2CHCH2CILOCI-13, b.p. 145 C (estimate),
or 45-46 C at 17mm Hg], and/or
1,3-dimethoxy 2-propanol r1-13COCH2CHOHCH2OCH3, b.p. 169 Cl.
The reaction products are generally further processed before use. For
example, water may be stripped from the product, as well as unreacted alcohol
for re-
use in the vapour phase reaction, by means of rectification (precise
distillation). Any
unpleasant or noxious odors in the product stream are generally removed during
the
rectification process. Alternatively, water may be removed by passing the
product
stream through water absorption media (e.g. Molecular Sieve 3). In general,
the
individual oxygenates do not have to be separated from each other prior to
use.
although they may be, if desired. The reaction products may be used as high
octane
gasoline additives in the same manner as methanol and ethanol themselves, but
with
higher fuel values. The reaction products may be mixed with other compatible
fuel
additives, if desired.
The oxygenates produced by the method of the exemplary embodiments are
suitable for use as fuel additives because they mix readily with gasoline and
vaporize
readily during the combustion process. They contain both oxygen, that may
convert
carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide during the combustion of the fuel, and
carbon,
that is combusted and adds to the heat and gases generated by the fuel. The
amounts
in which the oxygenates should be used with any particular fuel will be well
known
to persons skilled in the art.
A representation of a preferred embodiment of the method and corresponding
apparatus is provided in Fig. 1 of the accompanying drawings. In the figure,
the
apparatus is shown generally at 10. Impure glycerol 30 (e.g. a by-product from
the
trans-esterification of triglycerides) is purified by vacuum distillation in a
distillation

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apparatus 11 and is then supplied by pump 12 to a heated and insulated tank
13.
From the tank 13, the heated glycerol is pumped via a gear pump 14 to a
tubular
reactor 15 filled with solid extrudates of an acidic esterification catalyst.
Methanol is
supplied from a syringe pump 16 in a suitable ratio relative to the amount of
glycerol.
The glycerol and methanol are mixed together immediately ahead of the reactor
due
to the joining of the supply pipes, as shown. It would also be possible to
premix the
glycerol and methanol in an additional vessel in a predetermined ratio and
then feed
the mixture to the reactor 15. The reactor 15 is heated (e.g. via external
heating tape)
and insulated in order to ensure that the target reaction temperature is
attained within
the reactor. The reactor 15 is also maintained under sufficiently low pressure
via a
vacuum pump 20 to vaporize the glycerol and methanol in contact with the
catalyst.
The vacuum pump is preferably one designed to operate at high temperatues,
e.g.
more than 100 C. An in-line heater 26 may be provided immediately upstream of
the
vacuum pump 20 to prevent condensation of vapor within the pump itself.
The reaction products leave the reactor 15 via delivery pipe 17 and
condensation of high boiling liquids may take place in a vertical stretch 18
of this
pipe. The liquid condensed in this way is collected in metal container 19. Air
may
be introduced into the system in measured amounts via an air bleed valve 21
and air
and remaining vapor is expelled from the vacuum pump 20 via delivery pipe 22.
Remaining vapor may be condensed in a condenser 23 and collected in a
container 24. Residual gas is expelled via pipe 25. If the expelled gas
contains
further product vapor, still further condensers may be provided downstream,
including liquid nitrogen traps, if needed.
The exemplary embodiments of the present invention arc illustrated further
by way of the following Examples, which should not be considered as limiting
the
scope of the present invention. The Examples employ methanol as the alcohol
used
for the conversion reaction, but this is merely representative of the lower
alcohols
that may be employed and that all work in essentially the same way as they are
all
fairly volatile short chain reactants containing the --OH group.

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EXAMPLES
Synthesis Of Catalysts
Ti02/Zr(SO4)2 Catalyst
The procedure followed was that of Sohn, .1.R., Lee, D.G. (2003)
"Characterization of Zirconium Sulfate Supported on Tift and Activity for Acid

Catalysis", Korean .Journal of Chemical Engineering, 20 (6) September 2003,
pp.
11'330-1036.
Zr(SO4)2 (6.72g) was dissolved in a suitable amount of water (51.42 g) and
this solution was added to TiO? powder (18.52 g), which was then stirred in a
glass
bottle for 8 hours.
The solution was dried in an oven at 120 C for an additional 4 hours before
being calcined at 400 C for 2 hours.
The catalyst was broken into pieces and screened to ensure particle sizes were
greater than 18 mesh.
Sn02/S042- Catalyst
The procedure followed was that of Furuta, S.. Matsuhashi, H., Arata, K.
(2004)
"Catalytic Action Of Sulphated Tin Oxide For Etherification And Esterification
In
Comparison With Sulfated Zirconia." Applied Catalysis A: General. 269 April,
pp.
187-191.
SnC14 was sampled by opening the seal of a bottle containing the substance
and purging the top of the bottle with nitrogen while extracting the substance
with a
syringe equipped with Tygon.' tubing rather than a syringe tip. The extracted
SnC14
was diluted in water (94.9g SnC14 in 3L of water).
30% ammonium hydroxide solution was added dropwise with stirring to the
SnC14 solution until the pH reached 8. which was approximately 150 mL. whereby
a
white precipitate was observed.
The precipitate was filtered with # 42 ashless filter paper, using water
aspiration for the suction of the filtration.
The resulting filtered 'gel like' product was removed whenever the filter
became clogged and the filtration slowed down. The product was placed in 4 I.
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4% ammonium acetate solution (133.2 g of glacial acetic acid and 260.9 g of
30%
ammonium hydroxide solution diluted to 4L with water) until all filtering was
complete (left overnight in solution).
After letting the gel sit in ammonium acetate solution, the solution was
suction filtered again with # 42 ashless filter paper and dried at 110 C for
24 hours.
The dried wax-like product was then stirred for 1 hour in a glass flask with
300mL of 3M H2SO4 (93.0 g of 96.6 A sulphuric acid) before filtering by
suction
through # 42 ashless filter paper again.
The filtered product was dried for 2h at 110 C and calcined at 500 C for 3
hours.
Zr02/S042- Catalyst
Sulphated zirconium hydroxide was calcined at 550 C for 6 hours to obtain
Zr02/S042- super acid catalyst
EXAMPLE 1
Methanol was mixed with glycerol at a ratio of 4 to 1 by weight at ambient
temperature. The mixture was pumped to a reactor packed with Zr02/S042_
super
acid catalyst synthesized as above. The reactor temperature was maintained at
about
200 C and the reactor pressure was maintained at about 0.1 psia (5mm lig). The
reaction time (residence time based on the reactor volume/liquid feed rate)
was 42.5
minutes. The glycerol in the feed was almost completely consumed (remaining in
an
amount in the order of 0.03 wt.% in the product), and the methanol consumed
was
34.9 wt. /0 of the input. The products and other details are shown in Table 1
below:

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TABLE 1
Input Output
Atmospheric
(normalized to input) Compounds
boiling point
Unit (g) (g) (%) ( C)
Methanol 30.56 19.89 57.1 Methyl alcohol 66
Glycerol 7.64 0.01 0.03 Glycerol 290
0.70 1.8 1-Propene, 3-methoxy- 35
0.68 1.8 Propane, 1,1-dimethoxy 83
0.93 7.4 Acrolein dimethyl acetal 90
2.76 7.7100
Water
7.76 20.3 1,1,3-Trimethoxypropane 145*
1.60 4.2 Dimethoxy-acetic acid 175*
methyl ester
3.89 10.2 Others (mostly esters)
Total 38.2 38.2 100.0
* These boiling points were estimated using Riedel's Model.
EXAMPLE 2
Methanol was mixed with glycerol at a ratio of 4 to 1 by weight at ambient
temperature. The mixture was pumped to a reactor packed with Zr02/SO42- super
acid catalyst synthesized as above. The reactor temperature was maintained at
200 C
and the reactor pressure was maintained at 0.1 psia (5mm Hg). The reaction
time
(residence time based on the reactor volume/liquid feed rate) was 4.3 minutes.
The
glycerol in the feed was almost completely consumed, and the methanol consumed

was 28.9 wt.% of the input. The products and other details are shown in Table
2
below:
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TABLE 2
Output Atmospheric
Input
(normalized to input) Compounds boiling point
Unit (g) (g) (%) ( C)
Methanol 34.2 24.03 56-3 Methyl alcohol 66
Glycerol 8.5 0.00 0.00 Glycerol 290
0.83 1.94 1-Propene, 3-methoxy- 35
0.38 0.90 Propane, 1,1-dimethoxy- 83
1.14 2.66 Acrolein dimethyl acetal 90
_____ _ ¨
3.77 7.67 Water 100
9.37 21.8 1,1,3-Trimethoxypropane 145*
0.00 0.00 Dimethoxy-acetic acid 175*
___________________________________ methyl ester
3.73 8.73 Others (mostly esters)
Total 42.7 42.70 100.0
* These boiling points were estimated using Riedel's Model.

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